US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads
US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

Federal regulators have served Facebook with a complaint alleging the company's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination.

Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger
Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

What is synthetic marijuana and why is it so dangerous?.

6 hrs 32 mins ago
Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park
Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park

Man arrested in connection with synthetic marijuana overdoses at Connecticut park.

2 hrs 36 mins ago
Will other states follow Pennsylvania on church abuse?
Will other states follow Pennsylvania on church abuse?

State prosecutors are mostly silent about any plan to conduct an investigation like Pennsylvania's that uncovered child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses, although New York's attorney general is exploring teaming up with local district attorneys.

2 hrs 24 mins ago
Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me
Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson.

7 hrs 27 mins ago
Sales director for Backpage.com pleads guilty to conspiracy
Sales director for Backpage.com pleads guilty to conspiracy

The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to conspiring to facilitate prostitution in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors.

3 hrs 6 mins ago
Will other states follow Pennsylvania on church abuse?
Will other states follow Pennsylvania on church abuse?

State prosecutors are mostly silent about any plan to conduct an investigation like Pennsylvania's that uncovered child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses, although New York's attorney general is exploring teaming up with local district attorneys.

2 hrs 24 mins ago
Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me
Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson.

7 hrs 27 mins ago
Sales director for Backpage.com pleads guilty to conspiracy
Sales director for Backpage.com pleads guilty to conspiracy

The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to conspiring to facilitate prostitution in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors.

3 hrs 6 mins ago
Bishop: I have 'profound remorse' after sex abuse report
Bishop: I have 'profound remorse' after sex abuse report

As the Vatican expresses "shame and sorrow" over a searing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children, a bishop who is named in the report is holding a Mass for the Forgiveness.

10 hrs 7 mins ago
Judge tells US officials, ACLU to come up with asylum plan
Judge tells US officials, ACLU to come up with asylum plan

A federal judge is calling on the U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union to come up with a plan to address the rights of parents and children to seek asylum.

48 mins ago
Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy
Queen of Soul also leaves a powerful civil rights legacy

Queen of Soul gave black Americans "Respect" as a staunch supporter of civil rights.

August 16th, 12:55 pm
Lawyers will seek to shift blame for warehouse fire at trial
Lawyers will seek to shift blame for warehouse fire at trial

The two men charged in the deaths of 36 people in an Oakland warehouse fire are scheduled to appear in court for the first time since a judge scuttled their plea deal.

16 hrs 48 mins ago
US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee
US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

An Iraqi man arrested in California is accused of being a former Islamic State fighter and killing a police officer in Iraq after he qualified to be resettled in the U.S. as part of a refugee program.

August 16th, 1:10 pm
Stinky 'corpse flower' in full bloom in California
Stinky 'corpse flower' in full bloom in California

Visitors are flocking to the Huntington Library in Southern California to get a whiff of the so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms.

3 hrs 36 mins ago
Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners
Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

The Los Angeles subway system is poised to become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners to screen passengers for weapons and explosives.

August 14th, 11:22 am
Judge told to consider protections for Montana grayling fish
Judge told to consider protections for Montana grayling fish

A federal appeals court says the U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when it decided against designating a Montana fish as a threatened or endangered species.

4 hrs 11 mins ago
Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter
Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

Officials say a firefighter who died helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit.

August 16th, 1:10 pm
Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska
Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

August 15th, 11:34 am
After firefighting rips up the land, crews move in to fix it
After firefighting rips up the land, crews move in to fix it

Firefighters are battling the largest wildfire on record in California, while foresters and other experts are working to repair the damage.

August 15th, 10:57 am
Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain
Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

Climate and weather scientists say hailstorms already inflict billions of dollars in damage, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories.

August 14th, 7:51 pm

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Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too
Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.

August 15th, 12:11 pm
Rapper Young Thug booked on weapons charge in Los Angeles
Rapper Young Thug booked on weapons charge in Los Angeles

Police say rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car.

8 hrs 17 mins ago
No clean-up of nuclear leak in South Carolina for years
No clean-up of nuclear leak in South Carolina for years

Federal regulators say there are no plans to clean a uranium leak at a nuclear fuel plant in South Carolina.

9 hrs 57 mins ago
Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more
Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders.

August 13th, 1:24 pm
Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain
Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.

August 15th, 4:08 pm
Clarification: Georgia-Voting Machines story
Clarification: Georgia-Voting Machines story

Georgia's top election official looks to replace aging voting machines, but not in time for November's midterm elections.

August 16th, 12:46 pm
Church president: Use 'Latter-day Saints' not 'Mormon'
Church president: Use 'Latter-day Saints' not 'Mormon'

The religion has the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recently made a documentary about its members called "Meet the Mormons" and its official website is mormonnewsroom.org.

August 16th, 5:58 pm
Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors
Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors

As college students move into their dorms across the country, one Quinnipiac University student will be moving into a retirement community as part of a program to tear down generational barriers.

6 hrs 12 mins ago
Alaska man gets life in prison for Florida airport shooting
Alaska man gets life in prison for Florida airport shooting

An Alaska man faces life prison sentence in the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five dead and six others wounded.

17 hrs 13 mins ago
Vegas victims' attorneys criticize MGM's legal maneuver
Vegas victims' attorneys criticize MGM's legal maneuver

Attorneys for a group of victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting are lambasting MGM Resorts International's legal maneuver to try to centralize multiple lawsuits stemming from the massacre.

21 hrs 19 mins ago
Bishops request Vatican investigation as abuse crisis grows
Bishops request Vatican investigation as abuse crisis grows

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is inviting the Vatican to play a key role investigating the scandal involving former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct with minors and adult seminarians.

August 16th, 4:23 pm
Washington cardinal entangled in two sex-abuse scandals
Washington cardinal entangled in two sex-abuse scandals

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, is facing a storm of criticism and calls for his resignation after becoming entangled in two major sexual abuse scandals roiling the church he has served with distinction since 1966.

August 16th, 12:30 pm
Pennsylvania bishops mostly silent on prosecutor's challenge
Pennsylvania bishops mostly silent on prosecutor's challenge

The leadership of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church is under pressure to support a change in state law to give those victims a temporary opportunity to file lawsuits on decades-old abuse claims.

August 16th, 5:30 pm
Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing boy
Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing boy

Authorities say the remains found at a remote New Mexico compound have been identified a missing Georgia boy.

August 16th, 3:55 pm
Los Angeles mayor: Trump sows division, does 'racist things'
Los Angeles mayor: Trump sows division, does 'racist things'

AP Interview: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, says President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises.

August 16th, 2:41 pm

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